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Greg Davis Somnia

Multi-instrumentalist Davis' third album veers off the mellifluous folktronica path of 2002's Arbor and 2004's Curling Pond Woods to tackle academic composition and '70s proto-ambient. From the opening track, "Archer," which recalls classic dronewerks like David Behrman's On The Other Ocean, Steve Hillage's Rainbow Dome Musick, and Fripp/Eno's No Pussyfooting, Davis establishes a compelling integrity and depth to his tonal tapestries. Whether mirroring Charlemagne Palestine's full-bodied organ oscillations or conjuring Plutonian Muzak, Davis displays an appreciation of minutely gradual development rare in this age of pandemic ADD. His acute attention to detail and keen ear for eerie, glitchy ambience richly reward headphone fiends.

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